Ambleside is ideally located in the centre of the Lake District in Cumbria and situated at the Northern end of Windermere England's largest lake and at the foot of the poular scenic route over Kirkstone Pass. The town is within the Lake District National Park, it's location and idyllic scenery make it an ideal base for visitors to explore the national park and plethora of internationally renowned walks through the beautiful countryside.
Right on the door step of the Lake District, Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. The early history of Carlisle is marked by its status as a Roman settlement, established to serve the forts on Hadrian's Wall. During the Middle Ages, because of its proximity to the Kingdom of Scotland, Carlisle became an important military stronghold. Carlisle has been a significant place since well before Roman times and is currently the largest city in England by area with a population of over 100,000. The city is at the northern extreme of the North West of England only 10 miles from the border with Scotland and is the urban capital of the county of Cumbria. Carlisle dominates a huge area of geography with our nearest city neighbours being Newcastle 58 miles to the East, Glasgow 96 miles to the North, Lancaster 68 miles to the South with the Irish Sea to the West.
Coniston is a village located in the southern part of the Lake District National Park, between Coniston Water, the third longest lake in the Lake District and Coniston Old Man; about 40 km north east of Barrow-in-Furness. Coniston sits at the mouth of Coppermines Valley and Yewdale Beck, historically the location of ore and slate mining; and thus developed as a farming village and transport hub, serving these areas.
Millom is a town and civil parish on the north shore of the estuary of the River Duddon around 7 miles north of Barrow-in-Furness in southwest Cumbria, England. Millom was constructed as a new town, beginning in 1866 and subsumed the village of Holborn Hill. Built around ironworks, the town grew to a size of over 10,000 people by the 1960s, but has struggled since the works were closed in 1968. Culturally, Millom is notable as the birthplace of poet Norman Nicholson, and as a major centre of amateur rugby league.
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